Niels Quack is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley, EECS Dept., with Prof. Ming C. Wu. His interests are in MEMS, Optical MEMS, Optomechanics, Silicon Photonics and Heterogeneous Integration.
Dr. Quack was born in Goettingen, Germany, and grew up in Zurich, Switzerland. He pursued his studies at EPF in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he received his MSc in Microengineering in 2005. During his studies, he was a participant in the European Erasmus Program, studying one year at KTH in Stockholm, Sweden. For his best class result and one of the most excellent Master Theses 2005 at EPFL, he was awarded the "Prix de la commune d'Ecublens."
He conducted his PhD Thesis at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. J. Dual and co-examined by Prof. N. de Rooij. The thesis focused on the development of micromirrors for integrated tunable mid-infrared detectors and emitters. He received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2009.